Skip to main content

Loren Madsen papers, 1969-2019

Madsen, Loren, 1943-

Artist

Collection Information

Size: 5.2 linear feet

Summary: The papers of artist Loren Madsen measure 5.2 linear feet and date from 1969 to 2019. The collection primarily consists of project and exhibition files, and also includes personal business records, correspondence, writings, photographic material, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Loren Madsen (1943-) is an artist in Laytonville, California working mainly in sculpture. Madsen graduated with a MFA from UCLA in 1970. He made sculpture using bricks and wood suspended, propped, or balanced in studies of countervailing forces. In the early 1990s, Madsen turned his attention to what he calls "data art," using statistics to determine sculptural form.

Provenance

A majority of the colelction was donated 2017 by Loren Madsen. Additional material donated 2019 by Madsen.

Funding

Funding for the processing of the collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.